Community

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As I near the halfway point of my summer residency at the OTC one of the things I’m most excited about is that I have developed ties to the triathlon/OTC community. I am fortunate in more ways than I even realize to be starting out in this sport at the OTC with a phenomenal group of athletes, coaches, and staff …

Fresh

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I’m in a new place. I’m doing new things. I love it. Even the old things feel fresh. Since arriving in the Springs I’ve done four runs that have been at least 98% on dirt trails. Getting off the roads and the bike paths I frequent at school and at home has proved to be invigorating. Even the change in …

Tri Time

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Monday is moving day! I’ll be headed down to the OTC in Colorado Springs  to tri (pun intended) something new. After a break from the pool, I relied on Coach Andrew and his team, the Front Range Barracuda Swim Club, to get me back to swim fitness. The Cudas train in the beautiful 50m pool at Veteran’s Memorial Aquatic Center (VMAC). …

New beginnings

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A few weeks ago, I graduated college. During the ceremony, I found myself thinking about how the next day was somewhat of a new beginning, as it would be my first day fully as a graduate student. I’m in a combined undergraduate/graduate program and last year was a hybrid year of graduate and undergraduate classes. Yet, the more I thought …